A monthly e-Newsletter from the Division of Planning and Development –June 2021
A Message from John Zeanah, Director
Last month, the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Plan achieved a second national distinction, receiving a Charter Award in the Metropolis, City, and Town Category by the Congress for the New Urbanism. The Plan is recognized for working towards reversing growth patterns to support walkable, mixed-use centers. This follows last year's Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan given by the American Planning Association. Memphis 3.0 is the only comprehensive plan to have received both of these prestigious national awards for planning excellence. Congratulations to the division's Comprehensive Planning department and thank you to the thousands of Memphians who participated in building this important plan for our future.

Develop 901 Citizen's Portal Training Resource Center
The Develop 901 Citizen's Portal is a tool to manage development review and the permitting processes. The portal features a number of benefits for users, including:

  • A centralized dashboard to monitor your development projects
  • Notifications throughout the review process;
  • Enhanced, online scheduling for inspections; and
  • The option to pay fees online.

Get familiar with the portal, and learn how to create an account, apply for permits, check the status of your application and more by viewing training video tutorials available now on the Develop901.com website.
Division's Survey- Your input is very important
The Division would like to check in with our customers concerning our services. Please fill out this survey at your earliest convenience by clicking on the link below. The survey can also be accessed via the QR code featured above. Survey Link

The survey will be used in evaluating usage and usability of the Develop 901 Citizen Portal, our customer service, and the overall permitting application process. The survey should take you anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes to complete.

All of the information is confidential, and your participation in voluntary, but we can't emphasize enough how important it is that we hear from you!

We are hoping to get responses by Friday, June 18th so we can get genuine feedback on areas that are going well, as well as areas that need adjusting.

Thank you for your partnership in this important effort.
Planning and Implementation
Shelby and Tchulahoma Small Area Plan
The Shelby and Tchulahoma Small Area Plan is a planning project focused on a portion of the Oakhaven Planning District. A virtual public meeting will be conducted on June 3, 2021 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm to allow the community to better understand the issues and opportunities present in the area.

The Division would like to receive the public's input and learn in more detail where access to jobs, park space, commercial services and other land use categories are working or can be improved to better serve the area. The goal of the meeting is to understand what options are available to act upon now and which the community prefers.

Things to consider for the new small area plan will range in category from transportation and public safety to housing, parks, and open space within this Oakhaven anchor area.
Register in advance for this meeting:
The Memphis Innovation Corridor TOD Plan is seeking your input on guiding principles of the plan, multi-modal connectivity, potential development and land use. 

The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.



Access the survey here: http://bit.ly/InnovationCorridorSurvey2
Staff Announcements
Ashley Cash has been appointed and confirmed to become the new Director of the Division of Housing and Community Development. Ashley served as the Administrator for the Division's Comprehensive Planning department since 2016, leading the first comprehensive planning process in the City of Memphis since 1981, reaching over 15,000 residents.

Ashley's outstanding service and planning expertise has helped Memphis draw both State and National recognition for excellence. Under Ashley's leadership, the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Plan received the American Planning Association (APA) Tennessee Chapter 2019 Outstanding Plan Award and the 2020 Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan. As noted in the opening feature article, the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Plan most recently received its second national distinction, winning the New Urbanism 2021 Charter Award by the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU).

The Department wishes Ashley success in her new role as she continues to help lead development and grow the City of Memphis.
The Division would also like to congratulate Kate Horton and Sajid Hossain, who were recently promoted to Principal Planner within the Regional Transportation Planning department and Bradyn Carson for his promotion to Principal Planner with the Comprehensive Planning department.
Upcoming Public Meetings
The Division returned to holding in-person meetings at the May 26th Board of Adjustment (BOA) and the May 27th Landmarks Commission public hearings. The June 10th Land Use Control Board (LUCB) meeting will also be conducted in person. Meetings will still be broadcast live on the Division's YouTube channel.

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